Parchment Craft Academy (IPCA)
your hobby into your career by becoming a registered Pergamano
you a Pergamano parchment craft enthusiast?
you spend quite a lot of your free time and money on your hobby?
you enjoy passing on your knowledge to other people?
the answer to these questions is a heartfelt 'yes', you may well
be cut out to be a Registered Pergamano Teacher!
is a Registered Pergamano Teacher?
Registered Pergamano Teachers are people
who have been trained according to the guidelines of the International
Parchment Craft Academy. After their training they are certified
and self-employed teachers - allowed to use the trademark Pergamano®
for their teaching activities. They organize courses to teach
other Pergamano enthusiasts parchment craft techniques on differing
levels. Courses can be given at home, in a craft shop or public
place like a library or a community centre, and they offer up-to-date
information about all Pergamano products, activities and the latest
is the International Parchment Craft Academy (IPCA)?
Under the creative supervision of Martha
Ospina, the IPCA spreads the techniques and product knowledge
of parchment craft around the world. Its main aim is to make sure
that a wide variety of people will be able to enjoy parchment
craft. The Academy endeavours to achieve this by training new
teachers and organising 'follow-up' courses for the practising
Pergamano teachers. This is all done in a professional as well
as pleasing way, allowing room for personal development. As the
IPCA is active in many different countries, there is also a lot
of cultural interaction between people and it is a great opportunity
for making new friends. All the IPCA activities are organized
under the 'Pergamano Umbrella'.
do I gain by becoming a Registered Pergamano Teacher?
will be trained to learn everything there is to know about parchment
craft techniques and the Pergamano products. After following and
passing the course, you will actually be able to turn your hobby
into your career by organizing and running your own courses. You
will be registered in a database so people in your area who are
interested in a course are directed to you. Additional materials
are available to support you in teaching as well as to promote
your recognition as a registered Pergamano Teacher.
this there are:
- the Teacher
- the teacher
- the teacher
- the teacher
- the teachers
information letter that keeps you informed about the latest
developments in the craft (new techniques and products, workshops,
demonstrations, events etc.);
offered exclusively to registered Pergamano Teachers (blouses,
sweatshirts, T-shirts etc.).
offers on Pergamano products (only for certain countries); and
- the IPCA
supplementary courses, only available to registered Pergamano teachers.
Becoming a Registered
Pergamano® Teacher is a golden opportunity to meet
people with the same interest, teach Parchment Craft, have fun
and subsidise your income at the same time.
How do become a Registered
To become a Registered
Pergamano® Teacher, you are expected to have
successfully finished certain basic courses. The IPCA and your
national Co-ordinator will decide whether you are capable or not
to give courses as a Registered Pergamano® Teacher.
They will base their judgement on your written motivation and
the verbal elucidation to your portfolio with projects. When
their impression is positive, you will follow a 3 day teacher
course. During the teacher training you will have to show that
you master all the basic techniques. Your didactic skills are
also very important. You will learn things like: how to organize
a course, which preparations you need to make for a lesson and
how to create a pleasant atmosphere among the group of
What are the basic requirements of a future Registered Pergamano
to learn new techniques with the IPCA to reach a high level and
a willingness to invest time and money to do so; organizational
and social skills; follow basic courses with a registered Pergamano
Teacher; follow the teacher course.
the first step?
co-ordinator in your area.
If you are
in South East Asia, you may contact:
#06-02C Alpha Building
Tel: (65) 842 1884
Fax: (65) 745 9815
areas, you can check: www.pergamano.com or contact IPCA at:
Parchment Craft Academy
P.O. Box 86
1420 AB Uithoorn
Tel: 31 (0) 297 522533
Fax: 31 (0) 297 526256